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List Rules Any type of beer counts! Name the type of beer, not the brewery, if possible

The best beers in the world, as voted on by beer aficionados like you. Anyone can add their favorite brews to this list. The list updates automatically every time new beer rankings are added, making this an accurate, real-time ranking of the best beers, as chosen by the "wisdom of the crowd." Think about the top beers you've ever tasted and share your favorite beers with the world. Don't limit yourself to what's on tap at your local pub - these beverages are ranked on an international level. 

Naming the best beer in the world is a tough task - especially since taste is so subjective. The balance of hops, yeast, and malted barley all play a role in the taste of beer, yet some people prefer some of those flavors more than others. Many of the top rated beers on this list are heavy on hops, which give beer a bitter flavor and aroma. Other beers have a malt flavor that dominates the taste - giving them a sweet and buttery flavor. So while it may be difficult to name one type as the best tasting beer in the world, this list represents the range of good beers that are out there. Bottoms up and vote for your favorites!

1
4,369 2,730
Guinness is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Guinness 4.1% alcohol - Buy Beer

2
3,944 2,155
Stella Artois is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Stella Artois 5% alcohol

3
1,697 1,218
Chimay White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Chimay White 8% alcohol

4
1,852 1,661
Newcastle Brown Ale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Newcastle Brown Ale 4.7% alcohol

5
1,913 1,630
Blue Moon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

6
2,143 1,461
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale 5.6% alcohol

7
1,213 1,229
Heineken is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Heineken 5.4% alcohol

8
2,021 1,077
Hoegaarden Witbier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Hoegaarden Witbier 5% alcohol

9
2,027 957
Chimay Blue is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Chimay Blue 9% alcohol

10
1,843 887
St Bernardus Abt 12 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
St Bernardus Abt 12 10% alcohol

11
1,710 900
Rochefort 10 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Rochefort 10 11.3% alcohol

12
1,380 1,138
Samuel Adams Boston Lager is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

13
1,101 1,112
Fat Tire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

14
1,014 1,033
Sapporo Premium Lager is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Sapporo Premium Lager 4.5% alcohol

The Very Best Christmas Beers

15
1,435 735
Chimay Red is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Chimay Red 7% alcohol

16
1,265 728
Delirium Tremens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Delirium Tremens 8.5% alcohol

17
1,774 952
Leffe Blonde is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

18
2,067 885
Moortgat Duvel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Moortgat Duvel 8.5% alcohol

19
1,435 1,453
Corona is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

20
879 874
Stone IPA is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Stone IPA 6.7% alcohol

21
1,210 256
Westmalle Tripel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Sabrina Goossens added Westmalle Tripel 9% alcohol

The Best Hotel Chains

22
1,228 725
Hoegaarden Grand Cru is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

23
920 791
Pilsner Urquell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Pilsner Urquell 4.4% alcohol

24
973 935
Guinness Harp Lager is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Guinness Harp Lager 5% alcohol

25
825 660
Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

26
1,248 720
Rochefort 8 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

27
580 814
Pyramid Hefeweizen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Pyramid Hefeweizen 5% alcohol

28
957 855
Guinness Smithwicks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Smithwick's 5% alcohol

The Best Tasting Light Beers

29
878 762
Stone Brewing Co. Arrogant Bas... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

30
649 572
Paulaner Hefeweizen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

31
896 231
Orval is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
belkp added Orval 6.2% alcohol

32
1,247 909
Samuel Adams Octoberfest is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Samuel Adams Octoberfest 4.75% alcohol

33
1,688 349
Westvleteren 12 (Yellow Cap) is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

34
684 706
Rogue Dead Guy Ale is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Rogue Dead Guy Ale 6.5% alcohol

35
599 661
Bass Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

The Greatest Discontinued '90s Foods And Beverages

36
1,201 531
Westmalle Dubbel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Westmalle Dubbel 7% alcohol

37
1,239 886
Guinness Draught Guinness is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

38
854 714
Murphy's Irish Stout is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

39
458 148
Bosteels Tripel Karmeliet is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Ruben Lambrechts added Bosteels Tripel Karmeliet 8% alcohol

40
537 148
Achouffe La Chouffe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
belkp added Achouffe La Chouffe 8% alcohol

41
666 282
Rodenbach Grand Cru is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
johanjazz added Rodenbach Grand Cru 6.5

42
674 642
Russian River Brewery Pliny th... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

The Best Beers to Chug

43
677 675
Anchor Steam is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

44
415 651
Red Stripe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Red Stripe 4.7% alcohol

45
395 427
Carlsburg is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

46
907 571
Chimay Grande Réserve 1997 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

47
671 615
Yuengling Premium Beer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Yuengling Premium Beer 4.4% alcohol

48
675 334
Rochefort 6 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Rochefort 6 7.5% alcohol

49
591 210
St Bernardus Prior 8 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

50
676 610
Dos Equis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Dos Equis